Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology
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Bachelor of Psychology and Sociology

Psychology majors should take PSY 105 prior to other PSY courses.  PSY 372 and PSY 470W must be taken in that order.  At least one PSY course must come from each of the five perspectives (Developmental, Biological, Cognition and Learning, Personality and Individual Differences, and Social and Cultural).  Psychology majors must earn an overall GPA of 2.25 in the Psychology courses presented for the major.  Additional information about graduating with Psychology Honors is available in the bulletin.  Majors in Sociology must complete the five core courses (SOC 110, 242, 340, 343, and 418W).  Please note SOC 242 and 343 can be substituted with the PSY methods and statistics courses.  Majors must also complete three courses at the Foundational Level (9 credits) and two courses at the Advanced Level (6 credits).

 (Applicable for the 2017-2018 Bulletin.)

First Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 110, Introduction to Sociology3
FYS 100, First-Year Seminar3
PSY 105, Introduction to Psychology3
Math elective3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
DIA 100, Dialogue1
Total Credits = 16

First Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain course (1st of 5)3
WRT 110, Academic Writing I3
Info. Tech. Literacy course3
Lab Science (BIO 111 recommended)4
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
Total Credits = 16

Second Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY domain elective (2nd of 5)3
PSY elective (1st of 3 required)3
WRT 210, Foundations of Argument3
AUCA/AUCC/AUCW3
Humanities elective3
Total Credits = 15

Second Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
PSY domain course (3rd of 5)3
PSY elective (2nd of 3 required)3
AUCT (but not AUCT 150)4
Humanities elective3
DIA 200, Career Dialogue1
Total Credits = 17

Third Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 340, Sociological Theory3
PSY 372, Statistics for Psychology4
PSY domain course (4th of 5)3
Arts course3
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
Total Credits = 16

Third Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 470W, Research Methods for Psychology4
SOC elective (Foundation level)3
PSY domain course (5th of 5)3
Humanities elective3
SOC free elective3
Total Credits = 16

Fourth Year, Fall Semester

CourseCredits
PSY 405, History and Systems in Psychology3
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
PSY elective (3rd of 3 required)3
Elective3
Soc. Sci. Course (EC or POGO)3
Total Credits = 15

Fourth Year, Spring Semester

CourseCredits
SOC 418W, Senior Practicum4
SOC elective (Advanced Level)3
PSY elective or PSY 500s*3
Elective3
Total Credits = 13

*A PSY 500-level course may be taken by seniors who have demonstrated superior performance in courses in the major with permission of the department.

Foundation Level Courses (9 credits)

Select three courses from the following:

SOC 225          Women’s and Gay Rights Social Movements
SOC 271          Deviance
SOC 315          Sociology of Gender and Sexuality
SOC 326          Sexuality and Social Conflict
SOC 328          Society and the Individual
SOC 351          Health and Illness
SOC 363          Urban Sociology
SOC 364          Collective Behavior and Social Movements
SOC 366          Work and Leisure
SOC 375          Social Control
SOC 377          Contemporary Studies in Sociology
SOC 382          Race and Ethnic Relations

Advanced Level Courses (6 credits)

Select two courses from the following:

SOC 419          Applied Research Internship
SOC 420          Social Relations
SOC 424          Political Sociology
SOC 444          Social Research and Social Policy
SOC 445          Applied Research Thesis
SOC 456          Social Welfare
SOC 460          Social Inequality
SOC 463          Social Change
SOC 477          Advanced Studies in Sociology

Psychology Domains

Biological
PSY 210   Physiological Psychology
PSY 311   Brain and Behavior
Approved Special Topics courses

Cognition and Learning
PSY 222   Behavior and Behavior Change
PSY 320   Thinking, Memory, and Problem    Solving
PSY 425   Motivation and Emotion
Approved Special Topics courses

Developmental
PSY 215   Lifespan Development
PSY 240   Infant and Child Development
PSY 241   Adolescent and Adult Development
Approved Special Topics courses

Personality and Individual Differences
PSY 255   Personality Psychology
PSY 260   Psychology of Adjustment
PSY 262   Abnormal Psychology
Approved Special Topics courses

Social and Cultural
PSY 252   Social Psychology
PSY 257   Multicultural Psychology
Approved Special Topics courses

Additional Psychology Courses

Applied Psychology
PSY 205           Career Development
PSY 247           Psychology of Death and Dying
PSY 248           Psychology of Gender
PSY 253           Psychology Applied to the Workplace
PSY 258           Human Sexual Behavior
PSY 261           Stress and Stress Management
PSY 265           Sports Psychology
PSY 323W       Health Psychology
PSY 465           Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Advanced Studies in Psychology
PSY 384-385   Student Internship (Junior) (experiential)
PSY 484-485   Student Internship (Senior) (experiential)
PSY 487           Honors Seminar
PSY 488           Honors Thesis
PSY 489           Independent Study (experiential)

NOTE:  PSY 132, 232, 332, and 333 cannot be counted as electives towards the major or minor.